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Open Standard for Multimedia Optical Storage Environments

Objective

To stimulate the multimedia CD title business by offering a multi-platform publishing solution.

The publishing of information, entertainment, and learning material will be largely based on interactive multimedia CDs in the 1990s. The development of this business is hampered by the diversity of play-back platforms available, and by the continuous changes in the computer world.

The OSMOSE project is developing a Common Publishing format (CPF) allowing publishers to develop multimedia CD titles that can be placed on multiple platforms, such as CD-I and CD-ROM XA. This will offer a large market for a single CD title and enable portability of CD's between the office (computer) environment and the home (CD-I) player.

The OSMOSE work includes integration of (modem) communication functions in the format and realisation of instances of CPF runtime engines and authoring tools for a number of platforms.

Coordinator

PHILIPS CONSUMER ELECTRONICS BV
Address
Pastoor Petersstr., 10-16, 218
5600 MD Eindhoven
Netherlands

Participants (6)

Bull SA
France
Address
Tour Bull 1 Place Carpeaux
92800 Puteaux
CAP SESA Télécom
France
Address
30 Quai De Dion Bouton
92806 Puteaux
Ingegneria C Olivetti and Co SpA
Italy
Address
Via G Jervis
10015 Ivrea
MultiMedia Corporation Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
109 Regents Park Road
NW1 8UR London
UNI-C
Denmark
Address
Vermundsgade, 5
2100 Copenhagen
UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Panepistimioupolis, Typa Buildings
15771 Athenes